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Archive for Monday, April 18, 2011

Statehouse Live: Push on for medical marijuana in Kansas

April 18, 2011

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— Supporters of legalizing marijuana for medical reasons are making a push this session to get a hearing on their proposed legislation.

State Rep. Gail Finney, D-Wichita, urged supporters to contact their legislators this week to work on the proposal.

Finney has introduced the "Cannabis Compassionate Care Act," which would legalize the use of medical marijuana for Kansans with certain debilitating illnesses, such as cancer, AIDS, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis C.

The Kannabis Project is organizing a day of action on Wednesday to urge legislative leaders to allow a hearing on House Bill 2330. Currently, 15 states and Washington D.C. have medical marijuana laws, Finney said.

The Legislature reconvenes its session on April 27.

Comments

RuralWanderer 3 years ago

From some of the stories friends have told me about Colorado and California, when medical marijuana is legal, many people are suddenly ill and in need of this drug and are usually able to get prescribed medical marijuana. "Dude, I struggle with ADD!" Is what one supporter told me once. I say no.

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igby 3 years ago

The haves will be robbed by the have nots. Think about a home invaision robbery of 4 or more ounces of high grade grass. It's like a school yard bully taking your lunch money. He knows you will get more so he will come back again and again and take your medical pot and what a good robbrey of 1200 or more in street value and any othes stuff else he wants.

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tange 3 years ago

Just what we need, yet another currency.

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centrist1 3 years ago

Deaconblue and why think your cheese has slipped off your cracker.

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pizzapete 3 years ago

It's just a matter of time before marijuana is made legal in most states. And it's going to be a long time before Kansas catches on.

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DillonBarnes 3 years ago

Getting medical marijuana passed in Kansas, with this legislature and Governor!? What are they, high!?

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handley 3 years ago

Sunday April 17 2011 MAN ON MARIJUANA CROSSED OVER MEDIAN AND KILLED HIMSELF AND A CHILD SENT ANOTHER CHILD TO CHILDRENS MERCY HOSPITAL WITH A BROKEN NECK. And we need legal drugs?

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Edward Coan 3 years ago

Never scientifically proven that weed is a gateway drug. Yeah, I want to get sick so I can smoke weed! :) You're pathetic.

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DeaconBlue 3 years ago

Medical weed is a gateway drug.

Next there will be medical beer. Medical crack cocaine. Medical MDMA(ecstasy). Medical crystal meth. All are good for pain.

Cigarettes are now black marketed because their taxes are too high. The taxing of medical weed to eliminate crime is another secular liberal myth.

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WHY 3 years ago

Pitchforks and torches for the masses. We must fight this insanity. Allowing people who suffer some relief in a non-traditional way is not American. Dirty hippies all give each other AIDS and then want illegal drugs. I say no. Fight to restore this Christian country where good old boys drink bud light just as their fathers did not kind bud like those filthy heathens.

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